I loved Mills and Boon as a tween/teen and avidly consumed this sub genre of romance novels on a frequent basis. So much so that they were battered beyond recognition. Now I look at that time and think, why don’t I read that genre as much now. Why are some of my old favourites out of favour?
Tagged: Book Review
One of the sisters killed their father but who did is the question as they both have motive and the evidence implicate both.
Fifty Fifty takes us through the point of view of the defence attorneys and the killer.
Got to say that the killer is pretty hardcore. Other people are stepping stones to her overall objectives. Lives, many lives are expendable.
Formulaic but engaging nevertheless.
Clive Barker takes a straightforward plot layers it with intent, infuses it with wonder and leaves you absorbed in a world that horrifies yet ultimately delights. This is his gift as a storyteller. If you haven’t already, get to know, Cabal one of his classic horror novels.
Short story about a young woman turned into a cat in retaliation, trying to use the experience for good and to hopefully change back.
Gargantis is another cracking read, full to the brim with more sinister happenings in Eerie on Sea. Verdict: Lovely place to visit, too scary to live there, never a moment’s peace. A thrilling middle grade mystery.
Imposter is not a cosy read, but was perfect for keeping my attention focused on a drab Sunday afternoon with the twists and turns of finding out who was killing women in a small town in County Mayo and why. The sense of unease and dread was palpable.
This was a pleasant easy read that wasn’t too taxing, good to pick up and read for short bursts.
Duncan Versus the Googleys by Kate Milner is a super read, full of good humour, fantastic feats, and friendship. These are children you wish you knew and were friends with. Deftly weaving social issues in a rip-roaring tale of heroic tweens and villainous seniors.
Violet the character is deliciously written, her small reveals which are at turn disconcerting, unpleasant, or repellent eventually culminates into the realisation that she is dangerously obsessive, retaliatory and unpredictable. What a combination! Terrifying in real life, a boon for a story like this.
Eerie-on-Sea is revealed to be a wonderful place – thought I’m not sure that I want to live there, but would be extremely happy to visit – which is filled with peculiar happenings and strange wondrous everyday things, that the inhabitants take for granted.